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California To Register Illegals Under New Law?

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(Via The Daily Wire)

A new California policy set to go into effect on April 1 could potentially register a massive number of illegal immigrants to vote.


The policy would automatically register adults who obtain or renew a driver’s license to vote unless drivers who claim to be legal “opt out.” But, since 2015, California has granted illegal immigrants driver’s licenses. Thus far, some 1 million illegals have taken advantage and obtained such a license. According to Fox News, under the new policy, “anyone who already has a valid license and applies for renewal in person or by mail could potentially be added to the voter registration rolls by claiming they are legal.”


“You’re setting the state up for a disaster,” said True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht. “They don’t seem to have a process in place to verify that people are who they say they are. It’s a free-for-all, a process that can be manipulated.”


Engelbrecht’s organization unsuccessfully pressured Democratic Governor Jerry Brown to veto the law.


Linda Paine, who cofounded a nonpartisan organization called Election Integrity Project of California, is also worried about potential fraud.


“There are thousands and thousands of DMV workers across our huge state,” Paine told Fox. “They’re not all trained. There’s no actual protection to prevent noncitizens from being added to voter rolls. It’s not even that people who are ineligible want to be registered. They may not know that they have to select ‘Opt out.'”


But California Secretary of State Alex Padilla maintains that illegal immigrants ineligible to vote “obtain a special driver’s license that notes on it ‘Federal limits apply.'”


“When asked for specific examples of such safeguards, Padilla did not immediately provide them,” notes Fox.


“As is already required by federal law, anyone who registers to vote at the DMV must attest under penalty of perjury that they meet eligibility requirements — including citizenship. Moreover, under state law, the DMV is prohibited from sending to the Secretary of State any information from persons who apply for an AB60 California driver license,” said a spokesperson for Padilla via a statement.


Kathay Feng, executive director of nonpartisan voting rights advocacy group California Common Cause (CCC), said she’s confident there will not be widespread fraud. “There’s a real interest [by all parties] in making sure that there are clear signals when people are filling out a DMV form,” she told Fox. “They’re asked if they’re 18, if they’re U.S. citizens. They don’t move on to the voter registration if they’re not eligible.”


​Disputing this assurance by Feng, a retired special agent in charge of ICE in Los Angeles with 27 years’ experience, Claude Arnold, said he and his agents “routinely caught people trying to cross the border with fake voter registration cards.”


There’s an “interest” in illegally registering to vote, he told Fox.

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New 15,000 Person Caravan On Its’ Way?

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When just things were seemingly dying down from the last migrant caravan that has last several months after the mid-term elections, a new caravan may be making plans to come up here. However, this time it looks like a massive caravan of 15,000 people is getting ready to head on up to the U.S. Border.

LA Times: Another migrant caravan — this one estimated at 15,000 people — is preparing to leave Honduras on Jan. 15, according to migrant rights advocates and Spanish-language media.

“They say they are even bigger and stronger than the last caravan,” said Irma Garrido, a member of the migrant advocacy group Reactiva Tijuana Foundation.

As the Government ‘Shutdown’ continues over Border Security in the form of funding for a border wall, this may give Trump Administration more leverage against the Democrats to make a deal, especially considering Trump has given no signs of giving up.

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Mass Migration ‘Dangerous Failure’ Says Hungary Official

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Mass migration is dangerous not only regarding terrorism, public security, culture and social security, but also the whole healthcare system, State Secretary Bence Retvari told Hungarian daily Magyar Hirlap.

According to Retvari, European epidemiological organisations have recorded a significant rise of communicable diseases, including those which had already disappeared from Europe thanks to vaccinations. Such cases have been documented in Malta, Italy and even Germany. According to the German Robert Koch Institute, since 2015 there’s a 300% rise in Hepatitis B and measles, and a 200% in malaria and syphilis cases. The frequency of diseases of unknown origin has grown from 14 to 26%.

According to Retvari, by supporting the “migrant visa” (humanitarian visa), the European Parliament “gave green light to millions of illegal and economic migrants, bringing even more dangers to Europe.”

“If we compare how much would Brussels spend on integrating one immigrant in Europe, – which is clearly a failed attempt based on the experiences of the recent decades -, and how much it costs to restore a home in a crisis zone, it’s clear that with the same amount of money we can help a lot more people in their areas than in Europe,” Retvari stressed.

He reminded that with the Hungary Helps programme the government was able to help thousands of people to restart their lives in Iraq. “So this solution is better considering effectiveness, social peace and the actually persecuted people too,” he added. According to the politician, this is the solution chosen by those who really want to help, unlike the “hypocritical Brussels elite.”

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“No Wall No Money” Lindsey Graham Says To Nancy Pelosi

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The ongoing struggle that US President Donald Trump is spearheading against the Congress to pass a bill securing $5.7 billion in funding for a US-Mexico border wall led the government into a partial shutdown on 21 December after the Senate failed to approve a budget bill.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has issued an ultimatum to House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, and other Democrats in the lower house stating that the budget deal will not be reached unless it includes funding for the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico.

The tweet comes after Democratic leaders reportedly left the negotiating table on 27 December refusing to discuss ways of restoring government operations. Pelosi told reporters that she would rather leave the government in indefinite shutdown than agrees to fund Trump’s wall.

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